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Spanish Christmas Course in Vejer de la Fronter
This beautiful hilltop town – with its winding alleyways, hidden courtyards, and narrow streets – is perfect for a Christmas language adventure. When decorated with festive lights and Nativity scenes, the town becomes even more atmospheric than it is throughout the rest of the year!
Located on the old boundary between Christian and Moorish forces – hence ‘de la Frontera’ – the town combines influences from both sides of its heritage and turns them into one singular, distinctive culture. Nowhere is this evidenced more than in its festive traditions. Vejer hosts a fantastic calendar of events throughout the year, kicking things up a notch with the traditional Andalusian ‘Living Nativity’ on the last Sunday before Christmas Day. This celebration involves turning the entire town into a recreation of Bethlehem, even including farm animals, ancient crafts, and tableaus of famous Christmas imagery such as the Three Wise Men, the Holy Family, and King Herod. Locals dress up in traditional costumes and re-enact scenes from Bible stories and the Nativity. The festival lasts until around midnight, offering food and drink aplenty, a friendly and social setting, and live music played in the streets until late.
Christmas in Vejer de la Frontera is an important season for spending time with family, for celebrating local traditions, and for enjoying delicious local produce – presents very much come last on the list in this part of the world (they’re not even exchanged until January 6th!). By spending the run-up to Christmas in this classic Andalusian town, you’re guaranteed to have an experience like no other, and one which will stay with you forever!
Vejer de la Frontera
Our Christmas course in Vejer consists of 4 Spanish lessons each day, which take place between 9:00 and 12:50 Monday to Friday (with a 30-minute break in between). Social and cultural activities take place in the afternoon and evenings. In 2019, tuition is available for one week from Monday 16th December to Friday 20th December; the package also includes an activity on Saturday 21st December.
This programme also includes:
• course materials for the week
• a welcome meeting
• a tapas tour of the town
• a visit to a local bodega
• a cookery lesson focusing on local Christmas fare
• a half-day excursion to a local town, including a guided tour and discussions on local Christmas traditions
• a Saturday excursion to the nearby La Breña Natural Park
Accommodation is not included in the package but can be added.
Duration: 1 week
Course dates: 16th to 20th December 2019
Accommodation dates: 15th to 21st December 2019
Age: Minimum 18 years
Level: This course is suitable for students of all levels, from beginner through to advanced
Accommodation is not included in this package as standard but can be added for an additional fee. The below options are available between Sunday 15th and Saturday 21st December 2019.
For complete immersion in the Spanish language, we highly recommend selecting homestay lodging. With this option, you’ll have a private bedroom and share communal areas such as the lounge and bathroom(s) with your host(s) and any other students in the home. Meals will be provided by your host, and you can choose between a half-board or full-board package. Dinnertime presents the perfect opportunity to socialise with your host(s), giving you invaluable language practice outside the classroom. Your host(s) will provide a weekly laundry service and room-clean, though you should keep your space tidy during your stay. Bed linens are included but towels are not, so you should bring your own.
Alternatively, we can add accommodation in an apartment shared with other international students from the school, or in a private studio apartment for your own use. Both the shared apartments and studio apartments are offered on a self-catering basis, giving you the freedom to cook for yourself during your stay or enjoy meals in local restaurants. In both options, bed linens are provided but towels are not, so you should bring your own.
If you prefer, you are welcome to book just your tuition with us and arrange your own lodging in Vejer. Please contact us for more information on these packages.
Our school in Vejer also offers an extensive cultural activity programme, many of which are Christmas-themed! These activities are designed to be both entertaining and informative; they allow you to meet fellow language enthusiasts from around the world and are conducted in Spanish, meaning you can practice your Spanish outside the classroom in real-life settings.
Activities on this programme include:
• Welcome meeting
• Tapas walk around the town
• Visit to a local bodega
• Cookery lesson, focusing on local Christmas fare
• Christmas dinner with the staff and your fellow students
• A half-day excursion to a local town, including a guided tour and discussions on local Christmas traditions
• A Saturday excursion to the nearby La Breña Natural Park
How to get there
Optional airport transfers to and/or from local airports can be arranged at an additional cost, which will take you directly to your accommodation. Please contact us for more details about the locations in which this service can be arranged.
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